Peach Moonstone is one variety of Moonstone. It is a potassium aluminum silicate feldspar. The color is usually a tan brown to a very light peach/pink (these colors are able to be seen easier in direct sunlight). This change in color is believed to be caused from higher contents of aluminum within the feldspar’s chemical make-up. Vast quantities of Peach Moonstone have been recently coming out of Madagascar, with a majority of the material being sculpted by local artisan craftsmen and women.
Peach Moonstone shares the same divine feminine energies as other Moonstone varieties, but offers an extra special connection between your heart and personal will (solar plexus).
Peach Moonstone brings soothing relief to emotional issues, such as depression or anger. Supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations, and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children.
It is associated with the moon and is believed to be a woman's stone, worn for fertility and love. In some countries, Moonstone is offered as a "blessing" to ensure a large family, as it promotes hormonal balance and strengthens the immune system. It also diminishes anxiety and brings harmony and peace to the wearer. It is one of the most beneficial crystals for pregnancy that you can wear. In India it is often given as wedding gift.
The softness of the stone was most often created naturally by water, now they are polished by man. A polished palm stone is used by holding the stone between the index finger and the thumb and gently moving the thumb back and forth through the stone. This action of moving the thumb back and forth on the stone can reduce stress and the properties of the stone are directly received. Rub it when you feel worried or stressed.
Moonstone has been used in Roman jewelry for almost two thousand years, even more in the East. It has always been a sacred stone in India with a special meaning for lovers, and it is a traditional wedding gift there. It was a popular choice for jewelers in the Art Nouveau period, and in Europe, it was believed that it reconciled remote lovers and cured insomnia.
Peach moonstone has been used a protective amulet for travelers, Known as the Traveler’s Stone, the Moonstone has been an amulet of protection since ancient times. It is believed to be more powerful during the night and especially in the water when the moon is shining.